Jackson man, 73, arrested in moonshine bust

Published 2:18 am Thursday, April 6, 2017

BRANDON (AP) — A 73-year-old man faces charges after a moonshine operation was busted in central Mississippi.

Alcoholic Beverage Control agents searched Henry Sample’s home in the Jackson suburb of Rankin County on March 30 and found an illegal distillery located in a shed behind it. WLBT-TV reports Sample faces a felony charge for manufacturing or distilling alcohol and the unlawful possession of a still.

Agents seized about 43 gallons of moonshine, five barrels illicit distillery consisting of 250 gallons corn mash; a 110 gallon cooker, two copper condensers, raw materials consisting of corn and sugar and a stolen handgun.

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Sample was being held at the Rankin County jail on $3,000 bond.